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Christmas Waste Paper Could Be Turned Into High Grade Biofuel
2011-12-24 05:06:32

UK's wrapping paper and festive cards could provide energy to send a bus to the moon more than 20 times If all the UK's discarded wrapping paper and Christmas cards were collected and fermented, they could make enough biofuel to run a double-decker bus to the moon and back more than 20 times, according to the researchers behind a new scientific study. The study, by scientists at Imperial College London, demonstrates that industrial quantities of waste paper could be turned into high...

2011-11-18 10:38:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aluminum Association today applauded the U.S. Senate for its passage, by unanimous consent, of Senate Resolution 251, "a resolution expressing support for improvement in the collection, processing, and consumption of recyclable materials throughout the United States." "The aluminum industry commends U.S. Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) for introducing this resolution--and to the U.S. Senate for its unanimous...

2011-11-14 17:03:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On America Recycles Day and every day, the non-alcoholic beverage industry is committed to further minimizing its environmental footprint by reducing, reusing and recycling. "Our industry's commitment to recycling shows not only through our 100 percent recyclable packaging, but also through our efforts to minimize waste and to support recycling programs," said Susan Neely, American Beverage Association president and CEO. The...

2011-08-09 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- xpedx, one of the largest and premier distribution companies in North America, is implementing a national recycling program in association with its parent company, International Paper (NYSE: IP). This initiative is an element in xpedx's overall sustainability strategy, where the business is committed to maintaining sustainable operations, offering sustainable product choices and providing leadership in sustainable business practices for its...

2011-06-16 00:00:30

The U.S. recycling rate for aluminum beverage cans has reached its highest level in a decade, with 58.1% of all cans recycled last year"”a rate that is nearly double that of any other beverage container. Nearly 56 billion aluminum cans were recycled in 2010, saving the energy equivalent of 17 million barrels of crude oil, or nearly two days of all U.S. oil imports. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 The U.S. recycling rate for aluminum beverage cans has reached its highest level in...

2011-05-19 14:42:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Recycling Coalition (TRC), in collaboration with the Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC), will conduct a paper recycling workshop on Monday, May 23 at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee from 9am-2pm CDT. International Paper is a sponsor of this paper workshop along with the other three workshops that have been offered around the state during May. This workshop will focus on paper...

2011-04-29 11:38:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Recycling Coalition (TRC), in collaboration with the Southeast Recycling Development Council, will conduct a paper recycling workshop on Wednesday, May 4 at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee from 9am-2pm CDT. This workshop, along with three others to be held around the state, is sponsored by International Paper. The workshop will focus on paper recovery and highlight the economic impact of recycling in Tennessee and the...

2011-04-08 14:54:00

ATLANTA, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caraustar Industries, Inc., one of North America's largest producers of uncoated recycled boxboard, announced today that it has achieved certification to the Forest Stewardship Council(TM) Chain of Custody Standard for its Sweetwater Paperboard Mill in Austell, GA. This certification supports the continuation of sustainable fiber sourcing as the mill produces a 100% recycled paperboard product. The mill produces a variety of grades and serves major...

2011-04-04 10:19:00

NEW YORK, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WM Recycle America, a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), announced the kickoff of the WM NYeCycles Service, which allows electronics manufacturers in New York State to comply with the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO) Effective April 01, 2011, the act requires manufacturers of certain electronic equipment to establish convenient systems for the collection,...

2010-12-20 09:30:00

Announces Nearly $18 Million in Grants to Support Recycling Programs HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell said today Pennsylvania communities collected a record 5.48 million tons of recyclable materials in 2008, demonstrating that the state continues to make great strides at improving recycling opportunities. The Governor said Pennsylvania supports communities that recycle because of its environmental and economic benefits. He announced...